The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Senate Matters, Senator Ita Enang, has acknowledged that the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has performed brilliantly in the area of security and infrastructural development in the state.
Speaking in a radio interview programme monitored in Uyo, Senator Enang said “The Governor of Akwa Ibom State has endeavoured to maintain a measure of security in the state, and people can now walk free.”
The immediate past PDP senator representing Uyo Senatorial District between 2011 and 2015, explained that the President has respected the constitution and has not withheld any money meant for the state despite being a PDP state.
Senator Enang who admitted that Gov Emmanuel has performed well, however said that the Governor was using funds received from President to develop the state.
“It is President Buhari’s money that has made the Akwa Ibom State Government to succeed. All the monies His Excellency, my Governor, Deacon Udom Emmanuel, is using to construct all the roads, used in the new syringe industry …all the money is from the federal government. None comes from the Internally Generated Revenue of the state.
On the achievement of the President since assumption of office in 2015, Senator Enang said he has respected the constitution and all allocations for the state have been released. “The president has not withheld any money meant for the State, he didn’t say it is a PDP state.”
On the state’s success as the second highest destination of foreign direct investments, the President’s National Assembly liaison officer, said the foreign investors are trooping into the state because the Governor receives more statutory allocations from President Buhari.
He said investors renew their confidence to invest in the state, because of the allocations from the federal government. “Because of the money he has received from President Muhammadu Buhari, the investors have more confidence to convert in the state,” Enang said in an interview on a Planet 101.1 FM programme, Akwa Ibom Mandate.